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The American University 

General Information Bulletin 


Letter from the President 

I hope this bulletin will help you find what you need in planning your 
education and career. If you decide you would like to learn more about 
this University try to visit the campus and talk with students, admissions 
counselors and those of us concerned with administration. 

Any young and growing institution, and ours is both, is an intricate 
combination of people, ideas and a way of life. The American University 
is a community of scholars, those who teach and those who learn. Its life 
is urban and international; it cherishes the past but fosters the search for 
new truth and understanding in our contemporary world; its doors are 
open to all who qualify. 

The University plans for the individual student, his expanding horizons 
and his preparation for maximum service to the world in which he must 
live. A devotion to excellence and a rich intellectual and spiritual environ- 
ment — these are the things which The American University can bring 
to your life. 

Hurst R. Anderson 


College of Arts and Sciences 

School of Business Administration 

School of Government and Public Administration 

School of International Service 

Graduate School 

Washington College of Law 

College of Continuing Education 

Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing 

The American University 

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History 4 

Charting a Course 5 

Faculty 7 

Facilities 8 

College of Arts and Sciences 10 

School of Business Administration 12 

School of Government and Public Administration 14 

School of International Service 16 

Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing 18 

College of Continuing Education 19 

Summer Session 19 

Graduate Study 22 

Washington College of Law 23 

Wesley Theological Seminary 24 

Special Programs 25 

Student Life 27 

Admission 30 

Expenses 34 

Financial Aid 35 

Accreditation . 36 

Administrative Officers 37 

Academic Calendar 38 

The American University Bulletin is published by The American University, Massachu- 
setts and Nebraska Avenues, Northwest, Washington, D. C. 20016, monthly except in the 
month of July. Second Class postage is paid at Washington, D. C. Volume 4i, Number 2, 
November, 1966. 

" help make that new American..." 

The American University was founded by Methodist Bishop John 
Fletcher Hurst and chartered by Congress in 1893. Bishop Hurst chose 
the nation's capital as the setting for a new Protestant institution devoted 
specifically to graduate study and personally selected the 75-acre tract in 
northwest Washington. At the University's dedication in 1914, President 
Woodrow Wilson and other dignitaries of government and clergy heard the 
purpose of the new institution: "It is to help make the new American who 
shall help to make that new America which shall help that new world 
which is the goal of history." 

In 1925 the need for undergraduate liberal arts education was recognized 
with the establishment of a new college. Other schools added to the original 
Graduate School and the College of Arts and Sciences, in chronological 
order, are the Washington College of Law, 1949; School of Business 
Administration, 1955; School of Government and Public Administration, 
1957; School of International Service, 1958; College of Continuing Edu- 
cation and Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing, both 1965. 

As an official agency of The Methodist Church, the University enjoys a 
cordial relationship with other Methodist institutions. In 1956, a portion 
of the University campus was deeded to Wesley Theological Seminary. 
The Nursing School is the culmination of a close relationship with 
Methodist Sibley Memorial Hospital. The National Methodist Church, 
Metropolitan Memorial, is located directly across Nebraska Avenue from 
the campus and is the scene of many University functions. 

Charting a Course 

Before coming to The American University, students have had most of 
their decisions made for them. Suddenly they took a big step in deciding 
for themselves about their education, about choosing a college, about 
selecting The American University. They realized that their decision con- 
cerning their education determined the course of their adult life. 

In 1966, more than 5,000 high school graduates decided to apply for 
admission to AU. Approximately 1 ,400 of them will register in September 
as the University's class of 1970. These freshmen are among the 4,200 
students comprising the full-time undergraduate enrollment of students 
charting their educational course toward successful careers. 

Students from 50 states and 79 foreign countries selected The American 
University in Washington, heart of the nation's heritage and culture and 
hub of international affairs. 

Many AU graduates proceed into graduate or professional study, and 
today alumni can be found in careers in government, law, the ministry, 
medicine, music, science, data processing, education, and broadcasting. 
There are executives in commerce and trade, labor, public relations, and 
publishing; there are writers, actors, artists, salesmen, bankers, and coaches. 
Their common denominator is that they all chose to begin their careers 
through education at The American University. 






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Approximately 500 faculty members teach at the University each 
semester. More than half of the faculty teaches full-time. The part-time 
faculty is drawn from resources offered in Washington by distinguished 
educators and professional people who bring to the classroom a wealth 
of experience and ability. 

More and more interlocking academic programs are appearing in AU's 
curriculum, affording faculty and students broader scope in examining 
related areas. Among these programs are those of science and mathematics, 
business and government, business and law, science and teaching, and 
international studies where they inter-relate among other fields. 


The uptown campus of The American University is located in northwest 
Washington, D. C, at Ward Circle. Most of the University facilities are on 
the 66-acre uptown campus, but there is also a downtown center at 
1901 F Street, near the White House. 

Some of the uptown facilities are: 

■ McKinley Building 

Birthplace of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in World War I, this 
domed structure now holds classrooms and departmental offices. 

■ Battelle-Tompkins Library 

Library facilities include faculty-graduate reading room, 24-hour study 
room, typing rooms, microfilm and Xerox facilities, rare book room, 
periodical reading room, and librarians' offices. The library can 
accommodate 300,000 volumes. 

■ Hurst Hall 

Named for the University's founder, it is the oldest building on campus 
and is used for classes, laboratories, and departmental offices. 

Abraham S. Kay Spiritual Life Center 

The Spiritual Life Center serves as the University's center of inter- 
faith religious activities. Opened in 1965, it has been the scene of 
lectures, forums, concerts, and meetings. 

Creative Arts Center 

The Watkins Art Building, first wing of the Arts Center, houses 
studios, lecture rooms, a graphic arts workshop, and the Hutchins 

The Kreeger Music Building scheduled to open in September, 1966 
contains teaching studios, classrooms, practice rooms, faculty offices, 
and a recital hall. 

Presently the University has two theatres — Clendenen Theatre and the 
Woods-Brown Outdoor Amphitheatre — both used for campus theatri- 
cal productions and student convocations. 

Communications Building 

This is the home of campus radio stations WAMU and WAMU-FM 
and has studios for classes in broadcasting and television. The AM 
station is heard only on campus, but WAMU-FM reaches an audience 
within a 50-mile radius of Washington. Television programs can be 
taped in the TV studio for transmission over Washington channels. 

Mary Graydon Center 

This is the social hub of the campus as well as the seat of student 
government. Student Association offices and student publications 
occupy more than half of one floor of the largest non-residential 
building on campus. Here also are lounges, reading rooms, and 
recreation facilities for commuting students. 

The cafeteria and snack bar are popular gathering spots for students 
and private dining rooms are available for use by student organi- 
zations and the faculty. 

College of Arts and Sciences 

The College of Arts and Sciences is primarily concerned with liberal 
arts which convey an understanding of the universe and man. Its academic 
programs are intended to develop perceptive judgments and an ability to 
enjoy the pursuit of knowledge. 

The College offers curricula leading to the degrees of associate in arts, 
bachelor of science, and bachelor of arts. 

Programs in the College 

Division of Humanities 

Division of Natural Science 


and Mathematics 






Earth Sciences 


Division of Education 




Physical Education 

Distributed Science 


Division of Social Science 




Political Science 



Division of Fine and Communicative Arts 

Fine and Applied Arts 

Journalism, Public Relations and Broadcasting 


Speech Arts including Drama 

Typical Program for the Freshman Year 

First Semester Second Semester 

Composition and Reading I 

Major Course 

Two courses chosen from 
Natural Science, Social 
Science, or Humanities 

Foreign Language 

Physical Education 

Composition and Reading II 

Major Course 

Two courses chosen from 
Natural Science, Social 
Science, or Humanities 

Foreign Language 

Physical Education 

School of Business Administration 

The School of Business Administration provides educational preparation 
for executive careers. Its curricula, carefully designed to develop the 
knowledge, attitudes, and skills required for effective decision-making and 
implementation, build on the foundations of general education and of an 
understanding and appreciation of the private enterprise system. The goal 
in all of the School's programs is to help develop the student's ability to 
think, to understand the complex environment within which he must 
operate, and to act effectively. 

The undergraduate curriculum combines: (1) a general liberal arts 
education; (2) a broad education in business administration, and (3) 
limited professional specialization in major areas. The programs lead to 
the associate in business administration and bachelor of science in business 
administration degrees. 

There are over 500 full-time undergraduates currently enrolled in the 
School of Business Administration. 

Programs in the School 

General Business 


Automatic Data Processing Systems 

Finance (Commercial Banking, Financial Management, Investments) 

Industrial Relations, Personnel, and Manpower Management 

International Business 


Production Industrial Management 

Real Estate 


Transportation, Logistics, and Traffic Management 


Typical Program for the Freshman Year 

First Semester Second Semester 

Student Orientation Business Law I 

Composition and Reading I Composition and Reading II 

Mathematics I Mathematics II 

History History 

Social Science Science 

Science Physical Education 
Physical Education 



School of Government and Public 

The undergraduate program of the School of Government and Public 
Administration prepares the student for an enlightened role in national or 
community affairs. It offers the special educational and research possibilities 
of its Washington location to students in the School and students and 
faculty of other educational institutions. 

The program also aids students who plan related careers involving 
government and public affairs. The School offers undergraduate programs 
leading to the bachelor of arts in political science. 

All undergraduate students take 15 hours of foundation courses in 
Political Science and American Government. 

Eighteen hours from courses in the theory of politics and government, 
foreign and comparative government, international relations, public law 
and the legal system, political dynamics, national policy processes, the 
administrative system, government and the metropolis, and government 
and the social order. 

Eighteen hours of related courses in international relations, other social 
science subjects, or statistics. 

Programs in the School 

Politics and Government 

The Theory of Politics and Government 
Foreign and Comparative Government and Politics 
American Government and Politics 
The Government and the Metropolis 

(The political science major includes courses from the School of International 
Service for a background in international relations.) 

Public Administration and Management 

The Technology of Management (joint offering with the School of 
Business Administration) 

Typical Program for the Freshman Year 

First Semester 

Composition and Reading I 
Physical Education 
Modern Government 
Three courses chosen from 
Natural Science, Social 
Science, or Humanities 
History of Western World I 

Second Semester 

Composition and Reading II 
Physical Education 
U.S. Political System I 
Three courses chosen from 
Natural Science, Social 
Science, or Humanities 
History of Western World II 

School of International Service 

The undergraduate program of the School of International Service 
provides a unique experience in the liberal arts tradition. During their 
freshman and sophomore years students are exposed to courses of study 
in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences for the purpose of 
providing each student with a basic understanding of these areas of 
knowledge. Usually the student begins working in the area of his major 
program during the second semester of his sophomore year. 

While the study of international relations is the central component of 
all undergraduate major programs, the School recognizes a dual moti- 
vation in students who are concerned with world affairs. Many students 
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gram toward a career in the international field. Therefore the School offers 
two general undergraduate major programs: the international relations 
program and the professional program. 

Programs in the School 

I. International Relations 

II. Professional 

Foreign Service 

Business Representation Overseas 
International Christian Service 
Overseas Representation 
International Administration 
Overseas and International Labor 

and Intelligence Research and Analysis 


Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing 

The University's four-year baccalaureate program in nursing is designed 
to prepare students for the obligations of citizenship in contemporary 
society and recognition of nursing responsibilities in disease prevention, 
health promotion, and patient care. 

Career objectives are fulfilled through a general liberal arts education 
combined with specialized curricular offerings. 

Sibley Memorial Hospital, located approximately one mile from the 
University campus, will be the primary facility for clinical experience in 
the professional major. 

The four year program leads to a bachelor of arts degree. 

Typical Program for the Freshman Year 

First Semester Second Semester 
General Chemistry General Chemistry 

Biology Biology 

English Composition English Composition 

General Psychology Sociology 

Personal Health Physical Education 


College of Continuing Education 

The College of Continuing Education is dedicated to the continuing 
collegiate education of part-time students. It provides a nucleus for the 
double arcs of work and study in a program geared to the never-ending 
search for learning. 

Course offerings are selected from all schools and departments of the 
University except the Washington College of Law. 

The College confers two degrees: the bachelor of science in general 
studies and the master of science in teaching. In addition, a number of 
30-hour certificate programs are offered through the College. 

Courses to fulfill these programs are offered at 20 centers in the 
Washington area and certain Army and Air Force installations in the 

Summer Session 

The summer term includes five-week day sessions and eight or ten-week 
evening sessions, depending on the courses offered. The curriculum is 
taught by regular members of the University faculty. Classes are offered 
on campus and at selected off-campus locations. 

Sessions are open to students of The American University and to 
students in good standing at other institutions who wish to transfer credit 
and are admitted as non-degree students. They should submit at registration 
a statement from their institution confirming good standing and permission 
to take courses at The American University. No formal application is 
necessary for those who qualify to enter a summer session. Admission 
can be completed at registration. 


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Some of the uptown facilities are: 

McKinley Building— This domed structure houses classrooms, 
departmental offices and the campus store. 

Battelle-Tompkins Library— With a capacity of 300,000 vol- 
umes, the library includes a faculty-graduate reading room, 
24-hour study room, typing, Xerox and rare book rooms and a 
periodical reading room. 

Hurst Hall — The oldest building on campus is used for class- 
rooms and science laboratories. Glover Room, the scene of many 
campus activities, is located here. 

Watkins Art Building— The 
Creative Arts Center houses s 
Watkins Art Gallery. 

Communications Building— h 
also has studios for classes in b 

Mary Graydon Center— The i 
















































'st wing of the proposed 
os, lecture rooms and the 

2 of the campus radio station 

Icasting and television. 

3l hub of the campus houses 

student offices, lounges, recreational facilities and the cafeteria 
and snack bar. 

Asbury Administration Building— Admissions office and other 
administrative offices are located here. 

Letts-Anderson Hall— Women's Dormitory 

Hughes-McDowell Hall — Men's Dormitory 

Leonard Center— Men's Gymnasium, bowling lanes, swim- 
ming pool, billiard room, and mail room are located here. 

Clendenen— Home of the campus theatre and women's 
physical education department. 







33. hughes hall 

34. Mcdowell hall 

35. president's administration building 

36. leonard annex 

37. leonard gymnasium 

38. leonard swimming pool 

39. dormitory— seminary 

40. president's house— seminary 

41. classroom building— seminary 

42. library— seminary 

43. administration building— seminary 

Graduate Study 

Graduate study at the University is offered in a broad span of subjects. 
Lecture-discussion courses and seminars are supplemented by individual 
research projects, professional institutes and reading courses. 

Master's Degree 

The master's degree is offered through each School and College. 

The College of Arts and Sciences offers the master of arts in anthro- 
pology, art, broadcasting, economics, education, English, French, German, 
history, journalism, linguistics, mathematics, music, philosophy, psychology, 
public relations, religion, Russian, sociology, Spanish, speech arts, and 

The College also has programs leading to the master of education and 
the master of science in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, and 
science teaching. 

The School of Business Administration offers a program leading to a 
master of business administration. 

The School of Government and Public Administration offers programs 
leading to the master of arts in government and master of arts in public 
administration, and the master of arts in public administration: technology 
of management. 

The School of International Service offers the master of arts in inter- 
national relations, master of arts in area studies, and master of international 

Doctor's Degree 

The University offers the doctor of philosophy degree in area studies, 
business administration, education, economics, government, history, inter- 
national relations, mathematics, physics, psychology, public administration, 
public administration: technology of management, sociology, statistics, and 
the doctor of education. 

Washington College of Law 

The Washington College of Law, founded in 1896, provides a thorough 
legal education and equips its graduates with professional foundations for 
a legal career in any state. It meets the requirements for preparation for 
the bar in all states and carries the certification of the United States 
District Court for the District of Columbia as well as the New York State 
Department of Education. 

The Law School seeks to develop in each student a consciousness of 
the responsibility of the lawyer to society for the improvement of the law 
and human welfare, whether in public or private pursuits. To accomplish 
its objectives, the curriculum and the related student activities are designed 
to combine knowledge of legal principles with the ability to apply them. 

Washington offers law students an unparalleled opportunity to observe 
the development of law. The student has access to the greatest legal 
laboratory in the world to observe the processes of law from the determina- 
tion of the smallest claim to epoch-making decisions of the Supreme Court. 

A building specifically designed for law study, John Sherman Myers 
Hall on the University campus, was dedicated in 1964 by Chief Justice 
Earl Warren. 

The Washington College of Law offers full-time and part-time pro- 
grams leading to the degree of juris doctor. 


Wesley Theological Seminary 

Wesley Theological Seminary, situated adjacent to the University 
campus, is one of the most functional and uniquely designed theological 
seminary campuses in the world. 

While the 84-year-old seminary retains its separate corporate and 
academic identity, with its own Board of Governors, the Seminary and the 
University have reciprocal academic privileges. 

It is the first Protestant seminary in Washington and the first in America 
to carry the name of the Wesleys, founders of Methodism. 

Wesley prepares its students for the ministry and other church vocations 
of The Methodist Church and for other Protestant churches as well. 

Degrees offered are bachelor of sacred theology, master of sacred 
theology, and master of religious education. 

Inquiries should be addressed to the Office of the Vice President, 
Wesley Seminary, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D. C, 20016. 



Special Programs 

A variety of special programs add distinction to the intellectual and 
cultural climate of the campus. Among them are: 

Washington Semester 

Undergraduate honor students from 97 institutions throughout the 
United States come to The American University for one semester to study 
government in action through seminars, independent research, course 
work, and field trips to government agencies. Many of the Washington 
Semester students return here after graduation from their own colleges 
to pursue graduate work in areas opened to them through this program. 

Center for Liberal Studies 

Associated with the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center sponsors 
an artist-in-residence from one of the liberal arts and also presents an 
annual forum of lectures at the University in sessions open to the Wash- 
ington community. 

Other Centers, Institutes 

The University also sponsors centers for specialized training in business, 
diplomacy, technology, and public affairs. Numerous short, intensive 
institutes are held also in theories and techniques of certain interests. 



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Student Life 

Student activities enrich the academic program and provide experience 
and opportunities for the development of leadership qualities and experi- 
mentation in democratic processes. 

Cultural opportunities are offered through regular chapels and convo- 
cations, concerts and recitals, theatre productions, and numerous events 
which bring distinguished persons to the University community. 

Student organizations embrace a wide range of activities. The Student 
Association coordinates functions of campus organizations and social life. 

The students publish a semi-weekly newspaper, the Eagle; a literary- 
humor magazine, The American, and a yearbook, the Talon. The student 
radio stations, WAMU-AM and WAMU-FM, broadcast daily. 

The AU Players present several classic and contemporary productions 
during the year. The AU Chorale, Orchestra, Singers, and the American 
University Dance Theatre also present several concerts on and off the 

There are approximately 50 interest clubs organized on the campus. 
A complete listing of these may be obtained from the Student Handbook 
or from the Director of Student Activities. 

Also open to qualified students are various honorary and professional 
societies. Honoraries for campus leadership are Omicron Delta Kappa 
(men), Cap and Gown (women), and Tassels (women). Outstanding 
scholars are eligible for Phi Kappa Phi, national honorary society. 

Other honorary and professional societies at American are those for 
biology, debate, dramatics, education, German, graduate women, history, 
journalism, marketing, music, political science, psychology, social science, 
speech arts, and transportation. 

Social Sororities Social Fraternities 

Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Sigma Phi 

Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Tail Omega 

Delta Gamma Phi Sigma Kappa 

Kappa Delta Phi Epsilon Pi 

Phi Mu Tan Epsilon Phi 

Phi Sigma Sigma Zeta Beta Tau 


Religious Organizations 

Baptist Student Union, Canterbury Association, Christian Science 
Organization, Fellowship of Young Churchmen, Hillel, Lutheran Student 
Association, Methodist Student Movement, and Newman Association. 


The University competes in 10 intercollegiate sports and offers a wide 
program of intramural activities. 

Athletic facilities open to students include a billiard room, bowling 
lanes, sauna baths, swimming pool, and tennis courts. 

Residence Facilities 

Accommodations are available for more than 2,500 students. All stu- 
dents under 21 years of age are required to reside in University super- 
vised residence halls, if space is available. 

Freshmen women may request triple rooms in Letts-Anderson Housing 
Complex, a modern seven-story residence hall on campus. 

Freshmen men may request triple rooms in Hughes or McDowell Halls. 
Both are on campus. 

Upperclass women may request rooms at Hayes Hall. 


Food Service: The University operates a cafeteria and snack bar. 
Optional meal contracts are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in 
the cafeteria. 

Student Services 

Counseling is one of the most important relationships through which 
students and faculty work together in the achievement of educational 

The University Counseling and Testing Center provides professional 
services to guide students in choosing vocational and educational objec- 
tives, to overcome study problems, and to work through problems of 
personal and social adjustment. A full range of testing services is provided 
together with an occupational library and a developmental reading service. 

Counseling programs are also administered by the Dean of Students and 
Deans of Men and Women and by the Foreign Student Adviser. Foreign 
students should contact the Foreign Student Adviser before they arrive 
on campus. 

Freshmen students are assigned in small numbers to faculty members 
for guidance in their academic programs. They remain with these advisers 
until they have decided upon a major area of study at which time they are 
assigned to advisers in their specialized fields. 

Each residence hall also has a trained counseling staff of advisers who 
direct educational, social, and cultural activities and assist students in 
their adjustment to college life. 

Another service is a Placement Center for guidance in career oppor- 
tunities. The Center also provides guidance and assistance to graduating 
students and alumni seeking career employment and assists students in- 
terested in obtaining part-time or summer employment. 

Among other services are the Student Health Service available to all 
full-time students, a mail service, linen service, check cashing service, 
and campus store for the purchase of books, school supplies, and personal 



Freshman Standing 

A graduate of an approved secondary school who has completed 16 
acceptable units (at least 15 of which must be academic or college 
preparatory in nature and include four units in English and two units in 
mathematics) with a minimum grade average of "C" or its numerical 
equivalent, who ranks in the upper half of the graduating class, and who 
achieves acceptable scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests of the College 
Entrance Examination Board, will be considered for freshman standing. 

In addition to completing the forms supplied by the Office of Admissions, 
each applicant is required to submit a non-refundable $15 application 
fee, an official secondary school transcript, and the official results of the 
Scholastic Aptitude Test and English and Mathematics Achievement Test 
of the College Entrance Examination Board. These credentials must be 
filed by March 1 for the fall and summer sessions, and Dec. 1 for the 
spring session. 

For complete instructions on admission procedure please request "A 
Guide for Filing Application for Undergraduate Admission." 


Early Admission 

Superior students who possess the necessary social maturity may be 
admitted to freshman standing when they would normally enter the 
twelfth grade. They must submit all admission credentials and a personal 
statement as to their reasons for seeking "early admission." An interview 
with a group of faculty may be required. 

Advanced Placement Program 

The University offers several opportunities for entering students to earn 
academic credits and receive advanced placement. Entering freshmen may 
take the College Comprehensive Test through the University Counseling 
and Testing Center at specific periods during the summer. Qualified stu- 

dents may receive as many as 30 undergraduate hours in English composi- 
tion, history, social sciences, humanities, mathematics and natural sciences. 

An increasing number of secondary schools participates in the Ad- 
vanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board 
which permits its students to take college level courses in some basic 
academic field as part of the twelfth grade program. The American 
University considers the examination results of participating students for 
purposes of granting advanced standing credit and or advanced placement. 

Transfer Students 

Students who have attended or are currently enrolled in approved in- 
stitutions of higher education may be granted admission with advanced 
standing if they have maintained a satisfactory academic average. Normally 
credit will be granted for courses completed with a minimum grade of 
"C" if the courses are similar to those at the University. A maximum of 
60 semester hours will be accepted from two-year institutions. Applica- 
tions must be submitted by July 1 for the fall semester and Dec. 1 for 
the spring session and May 1 for the summer session. 

Graduate Admissions 

Admission to study for an advanced degree is open to students who 
hold the appropriate undergraduate degree from regionally accredited 
undergraduate colleges or universities and whose academic performance 
and other qualities indicate promise of success in a graduate degree pro- 
gram. In very exceptional cases applicants who do not meet these qualifi- 
cations may be considered for admission on the basis of standardized tests 
or other credentials which indicate background and ability to meet the 
requirements in a program of advanced study. 

Foreign Students 

Foreign students must submit official school and university credentials 
directly to the University from the appropriate educational authorities. 

Students from a country where the official language is not English must 
achieve a satisfactory score on the "Test of English as a Foreign Lan- 
guage" administered by the Educational Testing Service. 



Average expenses for the year (1966-67) 

Tuition $1,550 

Student Activities Fee 30 

Room 430 to 550 

Board 390 to 500 

$2,400 to 2,630 

Charges for room and board vary according to room occupancy and 
number of meals per week. Expenses do not include clothing, books, 
travel, entertainment and personal expenses. The College Scholarship 
Service, however, uses the figure $450 for these expenses, but they vary 
according to the needs of the individual. 


Financial Aid 

The University offers more than 50 scholarships a year to incoming 
freshmen and junior college graduates. The scholarships range from $200 
to $1,550 in amount. Qualifications are "B" average scores in the Col- 
lege Entrance Examination Board and evidence of financial need. 

Applicants for scholarships must submit: 

1. a formal application 

2. an autobiographical sketch including basis for need 

3. two letters of recommendation 

4. a Parents Confidential Statement sent to the College Scholarship 
Service, Box 176, Princeton, N.J. 

National Defense Education Act Loans are available to students, in- 
cluding transfer students, beginning with their first semester at The 
American University. 

Students needing financial assistance should consult the Director of 
Student Aid for specific information. 

Many students also earn a portion of their college expenses through 
part-time employment on the campus or in the Washington Community. 
Inquiries about employment should be addressed to the Director of the 
Placement Center. 



The American University is fully accredited by the Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the University Senate of 
The Methodist Church and the recognized professional accrediting associa- 
tions identified with its major academic divisions. 

Accreditation — Recognition — Membership 

(Selected list, arranged alphabetically) 

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 

American Association of Theological Schools 

American Association of University Women 

American Bar Association 

Association of American Colleges 

Association of American Law Schools 

Association of University Evening Colleges 

Association of Urban Universities 

Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S. (charter member) 

Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration 

Midwest Conference on Graduate Study and Research 

National Collegiate Athletic Association 


Administrative Officers 
of the University 

Hurst R. Anderson, L.H.D., LL.D., Litt.D President 

Harold H. Hutson, Ph.D., LL.D Provost 

Donald Derby, Ph.D Vice-President: 

Dean of Faculties 

William O. Nicholls, M.B.A Vice-President: 

Treasurer and 
Business Manager 

K. Brent Woodruff, M.A Vice-President: 

Director of 

University Development 

LeRoy S. Graham, Ph.D University Chaplain 

Donald W. Bowles, Ph.D Dean, College of Arts 

and Sciences 

Nathan A. Baily, Ph.D Dean, School of Business 


Earl H. DeLong, Ph.D Dean, School of 

Government and 
Public Administration 

Charles O. Lerche, Jr., Ph.D Dean, School of 

International Service 

Richard M. Bray, M.A Dean, College of 

Continuing Education; 
Associate Dean of 

Jean DuBois Galkin, Dr. P.H Dean, Lucy Webb Hayes 

School of Nursing 

Sumner O. Burhoe, Ph.D Dean, Graduate Studies 

John S. Myers, LL.B Dean, Washington 

College of Law 


Academic Calendar 


Fall Session Begins Sept. 21 

Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 24-27 

Christmas Vacation Dec. 22-Jan. 2 

Fall Session Ends Jan. 21 

Spring Session Begins Feb. 1 

Washington's Birthday holiday Feb. 22 

Spring Vacation March 22-28 

Memorial Day holiday May 30 

Fifty-Third Commencement June 4 

Regulations Subject to Change 

Because of the nature of the educational process, the admission re- 
quirements, courses and degrees available, degree and graduation require- 
ments, charges, costs, and other information contained in this Bulletin 
are subject to change without notice by the University and are to be con- 
sidered as informational only and not binding in any way on the 
University. Each step of the educational process from admission through 
graduation requires approval by appropriate University officials. The 
University reserves the right to change any requirement, to deny admission, 
and after a student is admitted, to require a student to withdraw or to 
refuse to grant a degree if a student does not satisfy the University in 
its sole judgment that he has satisfactorily met its degree requirements. 


For Additional Information 

Admission Director, Office of Admissions 

Asbury Building 

Housing Resident Halls Business Management 

Office, McDowell Hall 

Scholarships and Loans Director, Office of Student Aid 

Mary Graydon Center 

Part-time Employment Director, Placement Center 

Mary Graydon Center 

Counseling Director, 

Testing and Guidance Center 
Mary Graydon Center 

Specific Program Information Office of the Dean of the 

Respective College 

Poreign Student Adviser Foreign Student Adviser 

Mary Graydon Center 

Financial Transactions Office of Student Accounts 

Leonard Center 

To complete above addresses, write: The American University 

Massachusetts and Nebraska 

Avenues, N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 20016 

For complete information and appropriate catalog concerning each 
College or School of the University, phone, write, or visit: 




WASHINGTON, D. C. 20016 

Area Code 202—244-6800 


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